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Douglas L. Allen

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Douglas L. Allen is an assistant professor of geography at Emporia State University in Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s in History from Troy University, a master’s in History of Race, Ethnicity, and Society from Columbus State University, and a doctorate in geography from Florida State University. His master’s thesis on Tuskegee Institute and doctoral dissertation at Florida A&M University investigated culture, music, and geography at Historically Black Colleges/Universities. His research investigates how place-making is used as a community affirming practice to celebrate and create joy for racially marginalized communities. His recent work on HBCUs and places of respite have been published in geography journals such as Antipode, Geoforum, and Cultural Geographies as well as a book chapter in the Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership (2nd edition).


The HBCU Homecoming Experience
Douglas L. Allen
September 30, 2021 • ~5 Min Read